The origin of Piggy Banks

Everybody has bought a piggy bank once, or has at least seen one. A pretty useful vessel to contain some change when you’re in a hurry. In medieval times, in England, pots and dishes were created with clay, that type of clay was called “pygg”. Much like now, pots were often used to keep some spare cash in the kitchen or in other areas in the house. Near 1600, an English pot maker got an offer to make a pot, though this one was unfamiliar with pygg bank, so he actually made a vessel in the shape of a pig. The pig had a slender hole on it’s back so you could put coins in it.

Since then piggy banks have become somewhat part of our culture. Rachel, is the biggest piggy bank in the world, it weights around 600 pounds and is made out of bronze.

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